Kroger Pharmacy to donate free meal to food bank for every flu shot

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RICHMOND, Va. — Kroger has announced their pharmacies across the Central Virginia will donate one meal to the Feeding America food bank, for each flu shot through April 1, 2017.

The new National campaign is designed to help fight influenza and hunger this upcoming flu season.

Kroger flu shots are administered by certified pharmacists. No appointments are necessary and Kroger pharmacies are open seven days a week.

With every flu shot, Feeding America will allocate funds at a national level to help fight hunger.

“At Kroger, receiving the flu shot this year will do more than protect you and your families’ health. Throughout this flu season, we’ll provide a meal for a neighbor struggling with hunger for every flu shot administered in our pharmacies or The Little Clinic locations nationwide,” said Philecia Avery, Kroger’s vice president of Pharmacy.

The program started on August 15 and will last through April 1, 2017.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu shot for all people age 6 months and older.